Best New York Slices

Best New York Slices

Finding some of the best food in the world is as simple as a visit to New York City. Residents know that they can find food from a variety of cultures virtually 24 hours a day. While New York is known for its bodegas and hot dog carts, the city is also one of the best places to get a delicious slice of pizza. For a late-night meal, takeout for the family, or a quick lunch on the go, here are some of the best places to order pizza in NYC.

Lucali

This pizzeria in Brooklyn offers wood-fired pizzas with a variety of toppings. Of course, patrons can also opt for the classic tomato, mozzarella, and basil pizza. The dough is rolled out with empty wine bottles and the pizzas are the perfect combination of soft and crunchy. Lucali is a small eatery and customers are encouraged to bring their own bottles of their favorite beverage to enjoy with their pizza.

Di Fara Pizza

Di Fara Pizza in Brooklyn is a favorite of George Rutler, who has been living in New York for years now. The pizzeria was founded in 1964, and the owner, Dom DeMarco, has been behind the counter serving customers ever since. DeMarco makes all the pies himself. The crust has a slightly salty taste to it, and several types of cheeses and olive oils are used to enhance the flavor of each savory pie. He  often opts for the square pie, which is topped with lots of sauce and cheeses and has a heavy, buttery crust.

Ops

This Bushwick pizzeria offers pizzas made from a decadent sourdough crust. The eatery is known for its Neapolitan pie, but those who frequent the pizzeria often will likely recommend the Grandma Pie, which is made with mozzarella made in-house, basil, tomatoes, olives, and a thick square crust.

Rubirosa

Those in the Nolita area looking for a delicious pizza for lunch or dinner can check out Rubirosa. The thin crust of the pizza is similar to a well-made cracker, and the sauce tastes a lot like the red sauce used for penne a la vodka. The classic pie is a favorite, but the tie-dye, which includes a combination of red sauce and pesto, is a delicious choice as well.
These are just a few of the pizza places that make NYC a great place to live or visit. Visitors and natives, including Father Rutler, can check out these pizzerias for an unforgettable meal.

Skin Care; Deciding what Really Works

Skin Care; Deciding what Really Works

The skin is the body’s largest organ and while it protects our insides from exposure; it remains constantly exposed to the forces of nature. We have all heard the saying that prevention is better than cure and this is no less true when it comes to skin care. Dermatologists and beauty retailers all tout the merits of having a good cleanser, moisturizer and of course, wearing sunscreen. 

A good cleanser helps with exfoliation and removing accumulated dead skin cells

Moisturizers help with skin repair and regeneration and sunscreen is necessary all year round for protection from the sun’s harmful rays. These are just the basics. For those who desire a consistently youthful glow, there is a lot more required for keeping the skin healthy.

Dermatologists recommend that from the age of 25 women should have a set skin care regimen and even start incorporating anti-aging products into their daily or nightly routine. According to Dendy Engelman, MD, a board-certified dermatologist in New York City, this routine should include certain specific products like a cleansing brush, vitamin C serum, eye cream, peel, retinol and of course, moisturizer and sunscreen. 

Vitamin C helps with reversing any possible sun damage. An eye cream helps to take care of the sensitive thin skin around the eyes by improving skin elasticity and reducing the appearance of fine lines.

A peel is necessary for regular exfoliation.

Retinol is an anti-aging super agent. It is derived from Vitamin A and stimulates cell turnover which means dead skin cells on the surface of the skin are replaced with healthy, new ones.

Anti-aging products might be so popular because skin problems usually become more common with age. As skin ages, it can become more dry, itchy, rough, slack, transparent, fragile, and prone to developing skin lesions. There are a wide array of beauty products on the market that profess to have anti-aging qualities.

There are also options for reparative care for those who have suffered skin damage. Acne and sunburn are two of the more common skin care problems that require reparative care. 

Breakouts or acne flares happen because the hair follicle fills with dead skin cells, sebum (oil), and sometimes bacteria. This leads to swelling, redness, and inflammation. Eventually, the pores become clogged and push their contents to the skin’s surface.

Sunburns are caused when the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) light damages certain fibers in the skin and causes the skin to sag, stretch, and lose its ability to snap back after stretching. Sunburn is so bad because once you get sunburnt, you can’t undo the damage to your DNA and skin structures, and you can’t speed up skin healing. You can only treat the symptoms.Luckily, there are skin care professionals, like those available at Dermani medspa, who offer a variety of options that a simple skin care regimen cannot address. They provide options such as skin rejuvenation, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, facials, and dermaplaning. These treatments, if incorporated into your usual skin care regiment, can work wonders in keeping your skin healthy.

The Benefits of Learning at Home

The Benefits of Learning at Home

Whether they chose to do it or not, many parents are getting a crash course on home schooling. One of the many inconveniences of this new decade is the lockdowns, and the children having to learn from home. But it does not need to be a disaster. Learning at home has some very important advantages, and for some kids this might be the best thing that ever happened. The home school movement has been growing for decades, with many parents very happy with the results, and lots of successful kids finishing early because of the efficiency of the learning environment.  Here are some of the benefits you might not have been aware of.

Personal Learning Environment: In your home, you can set up a learning environment that is suited to your child. You can even get them their own desks and preschool tables from Grocorp, to create an area that is specifically for learning. And you should let them add their own personal touches, so it becomes like their own office.

Good Environment: One of the problems of public school is that children are forced into a situation where they must adapt and contend with other children of different levels of learning, and with different standards of behaviour. Which is one of the main draws of the traditional home school movement. Children can be adversely affected by the other children they go to school with. There are bullies and kids with psychological issues, and there are kids who are intimidated by being around aggressive kids and competitive environments. But your home environment is likely the safest and most nurturing place your child can be.

One on One Interaction: Children thrive when they get personal help from an adult when they are learning. One on one interaction is effective because it is possible to go into greater detail and to discover exactly what it is the child doesn’t understand. It is also an opportunity to expand on ideas that your child is interested in, to complete the picture and give even better understanding. Children like to get recognition for success, and encouragement. This doesn’t always happen in a school classroom.

Flexible Schedules: Outside of their Zoom classes, having your children at home means that you can structure their day to fit with your own schedule. This will give you more time to spend with your kids, and for your own work as well. You will not need to be rushing them off to school when you are trying to prepare for your day.

Having children around you all the time used to be a very normal thing to do. In cultures where the children spend more time with their parents it is noticed that they develop skills for socialization and responsibility earlier, and the bond between parent and child is much stronger as well. We do not know how long the learning at home experience is going to continue, but the best attitude is to be determined to make the most of the experience, and to use that time to build that bond, and to really get to know your children. It is a rare opportunity that may not ever happen again.

7 Easy Ways to Declutter

7 Easy Ways to Declutter

Decluttering is all the rage right now, with TV shows on Netflix such as ‘Tidying Up With Marie Kondo’ and  ‘Get Organized With The Home Edit’ people cannot get enough. But did you know that there is more to decluttering than just making room in your house? Decluttering actually has many other benefits too. 

For example, it is said to reduce stress and anxiety, help you sleep better and you’ll find that you become more creative and productive, not to mention your house will look beautiful with more space. Decluttering your home will also free up space in your mind too. 

However, decluttering doesn’t mean that you have to throw all your things away. If you follow these seven tips then you can have the best of both worlds and keep your stuff as well as enjoying the benefits of decluttering. 

1. Take It an Object, Room, or Drawer at a Time

Decluttering your home can feel like an overwhelming task, but not if you take your time. Don’t think of it as emptying the whole house, start small by decluttering a drawer and then once you have done that, choose another drawer. Take it step by step, drawer by drawer and room by room until eventually, you’ll have a clutter-free home. 

2. Use Self-Storage

Decluttering and minimalism have helped people in lots of ways; it makes people happier, saves you time, gives you more freedom in your home and in your mind and it helps you to appreciate the things that matter most. But as mentioned it doesn’t mean you need to lose everything. 

If you want a minimalist home, you can still have it by simply putting your things in a local self-storage unit. This way, your things are safe, secure, and there for you when you need them.  However, you don’t need to throw everything away in order to declutter. Use a local storage unit to store your things and declutter your home.

3. Take Pictures of Things You Might Miss

If you’re not sure whether to part with something just yet, then again you can put it in self-storage to see if you miss it and this will help you to determine how often you use it. Also try taking photos of the things you might miss and then if you do, you can always look at them if you’re feeling down. 

4. Keep the Things that Bring You Joy

It’s a really good exercise to go through your things and to see what you use and what you don’t and what you really love and what you’re not so bothered about. Going through your things helps you to find things you love that you might have forgotten about and will give you a new appreciation for things. Surrounding yourself with the things you love will also make you feel happier. 

5. Make It into a Party

Decluttering your home doesn’t have to be a chore, in fact, it can be really fun. Get a few friends round, pour a few drinks, put some music on and have a party. Go through your things and ask everyone to help you put things into piles: things you definitely want to keep, things you’re not sure about; things that definitely need to go and things you can sell or donate. 

All your friends need to do is hold things up and take your first answer. Also, it means that if you don’t want something and they do, it automatically goes to a good home. 

6. Donate

Decluttering can not only benefit you, but it can also benefit those in need if you donate your items. There are plenty of different charities you could donate to, so do your research and decide on what you think is a worthy cause and where you can help the most. 

7. Sell Your Old Items

Finally, decluttering your home can make you some money if you choose to sell the things you don’t want anymore. You’ll be surprised at the things that sell, as they say, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. 

So if you have something you’re not sure if anyone will buy, check online first and you’ll probably find that others are selling similar items and there’s someone out there who wants it. 

Just remember you can enjoy the best of both worlds and have a minimalist home without losing your things. You can also use self-storage as a place for those things you’re not sure if you’re ready to part with yet and it will help you to declutter and to love and appreciate your things again. 

Top 5 Worst Polluting Cars

Top 5 Worst Polluting Cars

There’s a large push for environmentally friendly automobiles in and outside of the industry these days. Well, not from everyone, but enough that it’s created an impact. That doesn’t stop some companies from pumping out environmentally unfriendly monsters, though. These are the top 5 worst polluting cars on the market. 

5. Subaru WRX STI

Sports cars and clean emissions rarely go hand in hand. As a rally car and performance model, with fantastic performance metrics, the same is true of the WRX STI. It boasts 300 horsepower, 290 lb-ft torque, and a 2.5-liter turbocharged flat-four engine. 

That performance comes at the price of emitting 1.01 pounds of carbon dioxide per mile driven. Not to mention the 17 mpg EPA rating. While it will remain a popular racecar, it’s certainly not an environmentalist’s first pick. 

4. Dodge Viper ACR

Another performance model, the Dodge Viper ACR looks car-centric movie worthy. It is technically a racecar, but one that’s legal to drive on the road. You might want these Orange County car accident attorneys on speed dial if you choose to buy one. 

It boasts 645 horsepower with a V10 engine, yet somehow gets 4 more mpg than the WRX STI. Regardless, it pumps out 1.30 pounds of carbon dioxide per mile driven, making it a lean, mean, polluting machine. 

3. Aston Martin Vanquish

Stunningly gorgeous, a superb performer, and as high-end as high-end comes, the Vanquish from Aston Martin is certainly on top of many car enthusiast’s dream lists. It features V12 engine and a seemingly endless list of bells and whistles that make for a luxe ride.

It also eats up a gallon of gas every 21 miles on the highway, where it performs at its best, and dumps 1.28 pounds of carbon dioxide along the way. That’s poor performance for the EPA and the environmentally conscious consumer. 

2. Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

Who doesn’t love the way a Camaro looks? Even Corvette lovers have to admit their arch-nemesis looks fantastic. The ZL1 boasts 640 horsepower as well as lb-ft of torque while offering a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine. 

At the same time, all of that power comes at the price of emissions. You’ll only get 18 mpg on a good day, or 12 in the city, and you’ll be spewing out 1.37 pounds of carbon dioxide with each of those miles. While it is a powerful car, it’s also filthy for local air quality. 

1. Lamborghini Aventador SV

It should come as no surprise that a Lambo tops this list. Raw power simply equals massive polluter, that’s all there is to it. The SV is a gorgeous looker packed with a V12 engine that pumps out a whopping 740 horsepower. Add that to the all-wheel drive, which comes standard, too. 

Now onto the downsides. You’ll be lucky to hit 18 mpg with this model as well, but city ratings drop to a lousy 11 mpg. Each mile driven spews 1.46 pounds of carbon dioxide into the air. making it the top polluting car on the market today. So, the question becomes: sweet and powerful ride or caring about the air everyone breathes? 

5 Ways That Technology Can Benefit Your Life

5 Ways That Technology Can Benefit Your Life

We all know how much digital technology has changed the way we live our lives and since the 1980s, we have witnessed a very rapid development in IT, with new and innovative tech coming out on an almost daily basis. Those of us who are old enough to remember telegrams and spending Sunday evening huddled around the radio set are rightly amazed at what we can do today and here are just a few of the many ways that technology makes our lives that much easier.

  1. Real-Time Video Calls – Skype and Zoom are the two major VoIP platforms, while you can also live video call with Facebook, Line and many other apps. This technology is even more important during a global pandemic, such as we are currently facing, indeed, many businesses offer their services via video meetings.
  2. Obtaining Essential Documentation – Let’s say you need to get a medical certificate for work and you simply don’t have the time to pay your doctor a visit, well, you can arrange this online from a reputable medical services provider. Simply login and have a virtual examination with a qualified doctor, who has the authority to issue you a medical certificate to justify time off work.
  3. GPS – Where would we be without the GPS satellites orbiting the Earth and providing us with a very accurate platform for mapping and tracking. Next time you go on a long journey, spare a thought for Google Maps, the application that can take you anywhere on the planet that you wish to go. This system also supports tracking freight and consignments in real time, so when you order a product online, you can quickly find out exactly where it is by quoting the assigned tracking number.
  4. Online Shopping – There isn’t much that you can’t order online and due to the current Covid-19 crisis, more and more consumers are turning to e-commerce, as shopping online eliminates human contact. Most e-commerce stores offer free delivery and their prices are lower than at traditional retail prices.
  5. Working from Home – More and more people are enjoying the many benefits that come with working at home. They receive their assignments via email and might have a video meeting with their boss from time to time, and, of course, there’s no travelling or dressing up when you work from the comfort of your own home. There are also many freelancers that offer their services online, which might be in the form of web development, creative art or even advertising and once you have experienced working from home, you won’t ever wish to return to the regular workplace. While on the topic of employment, here are a few signs that it is time to change your job.

These are just some of the ways that innovative technology aids us in our lives and there are many more on the way, as we move into 5G and the Internet of Things, a network for every single digital device to connect to. Merging with AI will really bring on some amazing changes and you can expect to see drones and driverless cars a lot more, as automated transport develops.

Best Law Schools In New Jersey

Best Law Schools In New Jersey

When a person is looking to attend law school they do not have to go far. These are some great law schools in the state of New Jersey. These are some of the best law schools in the state that will offer a quality education. Rutgers Law is accredited by the American Bar Association. This law school graduated around 240 students each year. A student will learn case law and they will have the opportunity to be instructed by current lawyers. They will even get the chance for some court visits and go over basic courtroom procedures.

Seton Law School is one of the best schools in the state and the nation. They have excellent professors like Andrew Napolitano. The school has an accredited law program and it has had the accreditation since 1951. There are 6 law and law degree programs for the student. Around 190 students will graduate from this program each year. Out of this number only around six will have earned a Masters’s degree from this program. Some of the top lawyers have graduated from Seton Law School. This school will help prepare a student for the BAR exam and will give them practical experience. The College of New Jersey has 2 legal programs and there are law degree programs. The program is smaller and only 96 students on average graduate each year. This is a selective school and competition for admissions is high. Those that are accepted into the program will receive a quality education. Monmouth University has 7 legal and law degree programs. There is 132 student that study law and there are some additional options. There are some certificate programs within the legal field that the student can earn a diploma in. These programs will allow a student to continue to advance in their legal career and studies while they are getting real experience.

Rowan University has only 2 legal programs but this will allow a student to specialize in the field. It is a public university and will graduate around 168 legal students each year. There are graduate and undergraduate law programs offered here. This will allow a student to work and to continue their education. Stockton University has five degrees in the legal department. They were able to graduate around 175 students in the field of law and another 7 with advanced legal degrees. Saint Peter’s University is a small school that offers 2 legal degrees. It is a private school. Only 45 students graduated from the legal program. Due to the small size, the students will get to work closely with their legal professors. These are some of the top schools for studying law in New Jersey. These schools have a smaller program which will allow the student to get the attention and the instruction that they need. The schools are competing in their admissions but when a student graduates they will be ready and prepared for a career in law. Judges like Andrew Napolitano believe that some of the best law schools in New jersey are.

Why You Should Take Up Knitting

Why You Should Take Up Knitting

You may not be aware that knitting can provide you with a number of physical and mental benefits, while you can also create a number of magical creations that you can give as presents to your friends and family members. Indeed, knitting can provide you with a fantastic way to relax as well as help you cope with the stresses and strains of the modern world. Furthermore, it is important to understand that if you are looking to take up knitting or even if you are an experienced knitter, then you should find a suitable source for a wide variety of types of knitting wool. As a result, if you are looking for an online supplier of knitting wool, then you should think about consulting an online business directory as you will be able to identify a number of suppliers that you can contact.

A.           Enjoy several mental health benefits

One of the main reasons that you should take up knitting is that you could enjoy a number of mental health benefits. Indeed, knitting is a form of meditation as well as stress relief while you can also help to relax by carrying out this particular past time. However, if you are unaware about where to source a huge selection of knitting wool, then you should contact a supplier as soon as possible.

B.           Relax and reduce stress

Furthermore, it is important to understand that knitting can provide you with a fantastic and therapeutic way to relax as well as improve your level of self-esteem. Indeed, creating a finished product using the technique of knitting is something that everyone can be proud of, especially if you want to give a hand-made gift as a present. This is especially pertinent if you are suffering from some form of illness or even if you are experiencing a high level of stress as you can reduce your level of worry by carrying out this particular pastime. In addition, you could choose to host a knitting party to improve your social network.

C.           Enhance your motor skills

Finally, it is important to understand that knitting can provide you with a fantastic way of enhancing your motor skills regardless of your age. This is especially pertinent if you are looking to undertake a small amount of physical activity with your hands as you should think about learning to knit or even take up other activities such as crocheting. These pastimes can provide a great way for elderly people to maintain their motor skills and create some fantastic items while you could also choose to join a knitting group.

  • Enjoy numerous mental health benefits from doing knitting
  • Relax and reduce your stress levels
  • Enhance your motor skills by knitting

Therefore, in conclusion, if you are looking for a fantastic pastime that can allow you to enjoy a variety of mental health benefits, as well as help you to relax and reduce your level of stress, then you should think about taking up knitting as soon as possible while it is imperative to note that you may be able to enhance your motor skills at the same time as creating some fantastic creations with your own hands.

How to Keep Your Home Safe Over the Holidays

How to Keep Your Home Safe Over the Holidays

For many people, the best part of the holiday season is spending quality time with friends and family. If you live in another state or city, that might involve packing up, locking up your house, and heading out of town for a few days or weeks.

However, before you leave home, it is important to make sure your property is protected while you are away, particularly if you’re taking an extended vacation.

Let’s look at some of the things you need to do to ensure that your safe haven stays exactly that: safe.

Lock Up

It sounds obvious, doesn’t it? This most basic step is so obvious that many people overlook it. Ensure that you lock every door and window in your house and double-check them before you go. If you don’t have one already, you may want to consider fitting deadbolts to your doors for an extra layer of protection. 

Set Your Lights on a Timer

If you have Christmas lights, put them on an automatic timer while you are out of town. You can set the timer so that your lights come on at a specific time every night, making it seem like you are at home to anyone who may be watching your house. Smart technology makes this step much easier today, allowing you to give the illusion of being home while not using too much electricity.

With all that being said, you should take a close look at any stretches of Christmas lights before putting them on a timer. Frayed cables are a possible fire risk, so if you find signs of significant wear in your decorations, it is time to throw them away and buy in some new ones.

Think about putting a few indoor lights on timers as well to help make your home look full of life even though you are not there. (Just ask Kevin from Home Alone—it can do the trick to keep burglars away!)

Set Your Water Heater to Vacation Mode

Many people would automatically turn their water off if they left their house unattended for an extended period, as this seems the most logical thing to do, right? WRONG! If there is a sudden drop in temperatures and the pipes freeze up, not having any water running through them can cause them to burst from frozen standing water inside them.

This is going to generate significant amounts of damage and hassle for you to come home to (especially once the pipes thaw and you have water damage to deal with). Although a reliable plumbing company could provide water heater repairs in Altadena, it’s best to avoid that route altogether.

Instead, switch your water heater to vacation mode. This will decrease the water’s temperature running through the pipes, saving you money but keeping the water’s temperature at a steady 55–60 degrees Fahrenheit to prevent the pipes from freezing.

If you choose to lower your home’s heating, you should also leave it at at least a temperature of 55 degrees.

Put Your Mail on Hold

Piles of newspapers and correspondence on the doorstep or hanging out of the mailbox are surefire signs that no one is at home and a big flag for burglars during the holidays. You should be able to put your mail on hold by calling your local post office and requesting that they hold your mail until the specified date of your return.

If you’re friendly with your neighbors, alternatively, you could simply ask a neighbor to watch out for mail or packages as they come and keep them safe until you arrive. A good neighbor could also keep an eye on your house for other suspicious activities.

The last thing anyone wants after a relaxing location is to come home to find your home has been damaged or robbed. These steps will help you to decrease a few of those risks.

Some Of The More Common Roles One Can See A Defense Lawyer Performing Regularly

Some Of The More Common Roles One Can See A Defense Lawyer Performing Regularly

Some assume (incorrectly) that a defense lawyer simply has to represent one’s client in court and hope for a promising outcome. One can easily assess that this mindset is due to watching court cases play out on tv and film. However, one is mistaken for assuming that a court case (particularly a criminal case) is easy when it is so much more complicated than that. Diego Ruiz Durán is a criminal defense lawyer.

There is so much more to the work lawyers do than most cannot even imagine. One must realize that lawyers have to consider every aspect of the case, even if one is guilty. Defense law explains that every person has the right to a legal defense no matter who is at fault. One must assess every angle to arrive at the right outcome and solution. This takes a lot of time and works on the part of a criminal defense lawyer. Lawyers have the role of collecting every piece of evidence. Then, one’s lawyer determines whether the information is relevant or not. It is up to one’s lawyer to conclude a suitable timeline. Some cases take longer than others to prove, which can include gathering extra evidence and information. One’s lawyer must possess a lot of skill to do this. One’s lawyer must be able to know the difference between relevant data and noise. Evidence has to be collected from both sides. Make no mistake, there will be noise(irrelevant data) coming from both sides. It is the job of one’s criminal lawyer to know the difference.

 A defense lawyer might have to show up in court more than once or twice a week. This is evident when one is presented with a difficult criminal case. Some cases are not simply open and shut because someone assumes it should be. The law is not necessarily black and white. There are many shades of grey when it comes to criminal law practices, and rules. There could be different elements of the case, according to defense law statute. This is where collecting evidence and showing up in court (sometimes several times a week) is deemed necessary. It is also important that one’s lawyer keeps one updated on what is happening. One’s lawyer should keep one updated in all matters, including when one’s case has hit a snag or two. One has to know how to work through the challenges. That is why one’s lawyer has to keep one updated on all aspects. One’s lawyer has to be able to handle extreme and tough situations. Problems are going to arise. One’s lawyer has to navigate through the emotions. One’s lawyer is going to be required to work late, even on weekends. A criminal defense lawyer is not a 9-5 job. One has to expect that things will come up with one’s lawyer at the last minute. A good lawyer is required to work even when one has had very little sleep. It takes more than wearing a nice suit and having good communication to be a lawyer. One must be aware of all these things before one hires someone to represent. Diego Ruiz Durán studied law to be one of the best lawyers in the world.